Senior Resume: Writing & Research

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Senior Resume: Writing & Research

  1. 1. Lucia  T.  Rodriguez   206  North  Duke  Street,  Apt.  000    Durham,  NC  24700   (999)  333-­‐4444    lucia.rodriguez@duke.edu       EDUCATION  Duke  University,  Durham,  NC     May  2011  Political  Science  Major,  Economics  Minor,  Ethics  Certificate                        GPA:  3.367   Deans’  List  (Spring  2009)       WRITING  &  RESEARCH  EXPERIENCE    Duke  Women’s  Mentoring  Network,  Co-­Founder,  Durham,  NC     June  2007  –  Present   • Researched  mentoring  models,  developed  program  design,  wrote  detailed  memo  and  presented  proposal  to  senior   University  administrators   • Negotiated  $12,000  annual  funding  from  Division  of  Student  Affairs;  secured  Women’s  Center  partnership    Duke  University  Chronicle,  Editorial  Board  Member,  Durham,  NC     Aug  2008  –  Present   • Contribute  opinions  to  &  regularly  write  the  daily  editorial  in  Duke’s  independent  student  newspaper  International  Institute  for  Conflict  Prevention  and  Resolution,  Intern,  New  York,  NY     June  –  Aug  2009     • Published  articles  on  CPR  website   • Interviewed  party  counsel  for  evaluations  of  concluded  meditation  and  arbitration  proceedings  researched  and   complied  exhaustive  content  for  new  webpage  profiling  ADR  in  Africa  Hague  Institute  for  the  Internationalization  of  Law,  Intern,  The  Hague,  Netherlands     May  –  Aug  2008   • Designed  and  completed  independent  research  project  to  identify  and  list  all  references  to  court  decisions  from   foreign  jurisdictions  in  U.S.  Supreme  Court  decisions  in  past  20  years.    Results  included  in  conference  materials  in   annual  conference  on  “The  Changing  Role  of  Highest  Courts  in  an  Internationalizing  World”   • Contributed  to  collective  effort  to  improve  and  finalize  substantive  texts  which  framed  conference  discourse   • Regularly  edited  and  proofread  papers  and  speeches  produced  by  HiiL  affiliates   • Drafted  conference  correspondence  and  promotional  materials   • Rapporteur  and  participated  at  HiiL’s  2008  annual  conference,  HAC’s  2008  annual  conference,  HiiL  seminars  WISER  (Women’s  Institute  For  Secondary  Education  Research)  Microfinance  /  Economics  Research  Team,    Muhuru  Bay,  Kenya;  Durham,  NC     May  –  Dec  2007   • Designed  56-­‐question  survey  on  household  economic  habits,  a  poverty  and  needs-­‐assessment  tool  as  baseline  economic     data  for  Muhuru  Bay  Community  (IRB  approved)   • Administered  survey  independently  to  200  households,  biking  across  Muhuru  Bay  region  with  translator    Fowler,  Measle  and  Bell,  LLP,  Intern,  Lexington,  KY     Sept  –  Oct  2005   • Shadowed  bankruptcy  attorneys,  district  court  judge,  mediator     EXTRACURRICULAR  ACTIVITIES  Duke  University  Board  of  Trustee,  Undergraduate  Affairs  Committee,  Ex-­Officio  Member     Aug  2007  –  Present   • Contribute  as  full  voting  committee  member  in  quarterly  meetings   • Research  and  interview  students  on  pertinent  issues  beforehand  to  present  a  nuanced,  informed  perspective    Duke  Student  Government,  Vice  President  of  Student  Affairs,  Durham,  NC     May  2007  –  2008   • Negotiated  multiple  university  fund  allocations  for  campus  projects;  $100,000  ZipCars  program  design  and  proposal,   and  presented  proposal  to  senior  University  administrators   • Managed  eleven-­‐member  DSG  Standing  Committee  on  Student  Affairs  to  ensure  each  had  a  substantive  project  and  was   making  progress  towards  completing  it   • Presented  updates  and  power-­‐point  reports  regularly  to  DSG  General  Assembly  detailing  lobbying  efforts  President’s  Council  on  Woman,  Undergraduate  Member,  Durham,  NC   Aug  2007  –  2008   • Selected  as  undergraduate  representative  to  advisory  council  to  University  President  regarding  gender  issues     SCHOLASTIC  HONORS  Baldwin  Scholars  Program,  Baldwin  Scholar,  Durham,  NC     Oct  2006  –  Present   • Selected  as  on  of  the  18  women  from  Class  of  2010  for  Duke  University’s  only  women’s  leadership  program  Advanced  Research  Independent  Study,  Durham,  NC     Aug  –  Dec  2008   • Completing  quantitative  (using  STATA)  and  qualitative  analysis  of  original  dataset  on  judicial  recourse  to  foreign   law  in  73  U.S.  Supreme  Court  decisions  over  the  past  20  years  Eruditio  –  Duke  University’s  undergraduate  Humanities  Journal,  Durham,  NC     Spring  2007   • Published  research  paper  entitled:  “Globalizing  Jurisprudence:  The  Use  of  Foreign  Authority  in  Domestic  Constitutional           Interpretation”    

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